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Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
The grapes for the Wachauer Riesling originate from flat sites in the towns of Unterloiben and Durnstein. Here the alluvial soil is covered with some loess (windblown silt, clay and sand) layers. The grapes ripen early and are picked before the higher altititude sites. These factors -- in addition to the perfect ripeness of the 2009 vintage -- account for the aromatic, generous and forward character of the Wess Wachauer Riesling. The wine offers citrus, apricot and mango fruit braced with refeshing acidity and succulent length.
Rainer Wess founded his own winery in 2003 after many years of diverse experience in the wine trade in both his native Austria and internationally. For example, he was the European sales manager for Mondavi and later the wine maker at a large Wachau winery. From the beginning, Wess"s goal was to produce Gruner Veltliner and Riesling wines that would not only be among the best of...Read More About Rainer Wess
The country of Austria is steadily growing in both wine production and quality. The rise in popularity can be partly attributed to the success of Grüner Veltliner, the most-planted grape of Austria. As a landlocked country Austria has a decidedly continental climate. Most Austrian wine comes from the region of Lower Austria, which happens to be located in the northeast corner...Read More About Austria
The Riesling grape is happiest in a cooler climate, one that fosters its slow
and steady ripening. Often assumed to be the producer of only sweet wines, Riesling
is a fascinating grape of many faces. From bone dry to lusciously sweet, this
variety is delicious at any sugar level with its intense aromas and steely acidity.
Most popular in...Read More About Riesling
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